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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Calgary, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  30000Enrollment

Master of Nursing [M.N]

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

$ 10,925 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • University of Calgary offers a Master of Nursing program with a duration of 2 years.
  • This course is offered on a full-time and thesis basis.
  • Master of Nursing is consists of eight core courses.
  • The core courses consist of topics that include philosophical and theoretical knowledge, evidence-informed nursing, quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend an open oral defense.
  • The thesis-based program offers a focused supervised research experience. 
  • Students are prepared for leadership and practice in varied roles and settings, in local and global contexts, and with diverse populations through the integration of nursing education and research.
  • University provides the flexibility to complete the program in 4-year.
  • A master’s degree in nursing will give students the pre-requisite for a Ph.D.
  • Master of Nursing degree will prepare registered nurses for advanced practice in focused areas that may include direct clinical practice, education, or health policy and leadership.
  • The Faculty of the department provides training to empower graduate students for academic and career success.
  • Placements/Job opportunities after the Master of Nursing are Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse, Physician’s Office Nurse, Nurse Case Managers, Nursing Informatics Specialist, etc. 
  • The average salary goes up to 59,775 USD after completing the program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 21,850 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary
Program Urlhttps://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/nursing-master-nursing-thesis-b...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must be eligible for active nursing registration in Alberta (registrants in the program must provide proof of active CARNA registration or equivalent each year)
  • To be a registered nurse, students have to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree, normally in nursing, along with:
    • One undergraduate course (3 units) in research methodology
    • One undergraduate course (3 units) in statistics
  • Students have to complete a CPR certification at the Basic Rescuer or Basic Cardiac Life Support or 'C' level.
  • GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (10 courses or 60 units) of an undergraduate degree.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year Bachelor’s degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or,  completed a 3-year Bachelor's Degree must hold a Master's Degree.
  • Or, have a CGPA of 8/10 (or 7.5/10 for IIT's only).

Submission of GRE scores is compulsory for this program, and it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for a better chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required Documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Two Letter of Reference: One from students capable of assessing the applicant’s academic and research ability, normally an academic, and one from students who can attest to the applicant’s nursing practice and expertise
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Research proposal: Document proposing a research project, generally in the sciences or academia, and generally constitutes a request for sponsorship of that research.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay stating the purpose of applying to a particular course at a particular university.
  • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.
  • Document: Evidence of active nursing registration in Alberta through CARNA—College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.
  • Submit a security/police clearance letter.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 01

Winter
Sep 15


Scores Required

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

97 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

68 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$10925$10925

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 16,480

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #51/ 100

Nursing [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • The students need a study visa to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.
  • A Study Visa is issued to students by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and authorizes an individual to study at a designated learning institution in Canada for the duration of the program of study.
  • The Visa is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University of Calgary 
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Passport
    • Photograph

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students registered as full-time and have a valid Study Visa, may work on-campus 

  • There is no legal restriction on the number of hours to work on-campus, so long as the student remains a full-time student can work on-campus. 
  • Students may also work more than one job. 

Off-Campus: Students are enrolled full-time, have a valid study permit, and are in a program that leads to a UCalgary degree that takes longer than 6 months to complete, they may be eligible to work off-campus.

  • The graduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus during regular academic sessions of Fall and Winter terms.
  • The undergraduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus full-time during scheduled breaks. 

Work Permit: A work permit that allows international students to work full-time while still being enrolled full-time. Students may only use this work permit to work full-time during their co-op/practicum terms in a work. 


Career and Placement after Course

Placements after Nursing with annual average salary are:

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse 
  • Physician’s Office Nurse 
  • Nurse Case Managers 
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist 



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